Der Eunuch. Ein schone comedi Terentii des poeten.

Der Eunuch. Ein schone comedi Terentii des poeten. Facsimile Edition

A comedic play written in the 2nd century BC by the Roman playwright Terence set in late medieval Germany: this vernacular translation with 28 full-page, hand-colored woodcuts speaks to the enduring popularity of the play

  1. The complex interconnecting plot of “The Eunuch” centers around young love and a familial misunderstanding

  2. It was based on a Greek play by Menander and was the most successful of Terence’s plays during his lifetime

  3. The colorful woodcuts offer details about the daily life, architecture, and fashion of a late medieval German city

Der Eunuch. Ein schone comedi Terentii des poeten.

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Der Eunuch. Ein schone comedi Terentii des poeten.

Eunuchus or “The Eunuch” is a comedic play written in the 2nd century BC by the Roman playwright Terence. Based on the Greek play written by Menander, its complex interconnecting plot centers around young love and a familial misunderstanding. It was the most successful of Terence’s plays during his lifetime and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity at the end of the Middle Ages. This German translation of the work was printed in 1486 with 28 full-page woodcuts that were colored by hand and set the story in late medieval Germany. As such, they offer details about the daily life, architecture, and fashion of a German city during this period.


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